1 Michael Jackson Is The Highest-earning dead Artist: besting the vaunted Rock and Roll Elvis Presley artist and former member Beatles singer-songwriter John Lennon, Michael Jackson is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records in a new category for achieving died Highest- Artist, earned the top honor. In the first years after his passing in 2009, Jackson's estate has raked in a reported $ 1 billion.
2 Michael Jackson became a Shrewd businessman: While many viewed Jackson as a boyish and playful figure, the bottom exterior is the thinking of a man who made investments that continue to pay today. In 1985, he bought the rights clever 250 backlogged Beatles songs penned by Lennon and Paul McCartney for $ 47 million. In 1995, Jackson sold a parts catalog to Sony for $ 95 million, resulting in strong joint venture in the music publishing company Sony / ATV, with annual revenue hovering around $ 1000000000. It is not include his many endorsement deals, licensing, and other revenue streams generated from Jackson is his name.
3 Michael Jackson owns the distinction of having the Biggest Ever Recording Contract: nine months after his passing, the property of Michael Jackson signed a deal with Sony Records that gives the company access to a wide that Vault of unreleased recordings for a whopping $ 250 million. Ten of the album is expected to be released by 2017, including the recent soundtrack to the tour documentary "This Is It."
4 hacker broke In To Online Access To Server and got 50,000 Michael Jackson Tracks: Music Michael Jackson was a victim of an online hacker attacks, with thieves downloading 50,000 songs not meant for the public. Sony quickly plugged the holes in their security and vowed to move earlier with the release of new music.
5 DJ and Club nationwide Have Sparked Off Annual Party With Michael Jackson's Name: From Washington, DC; Los Angeles; New York City; and all points in between, big name DJ made themed party in honor of Michael Jackson. Renowned manufacturer and hip-hop artist DJ Spinna has taken as its well-attended (and sociable) "MJ vs. Prince" dance party across the country.
6 "Billie Jean" became First Video From A Black Artist To Air On MTV: "Billie Jean" is the second single from the sixth solo album Michael Jackson, the ". Thriller" produced by Jackson and the legendary Quincy Jones, the track got the video treatment and sparked off a revolution of the class. Fans across the country are looking to simulate hairstyle and dance moves Jackson and the clip is considered largely responsible for putting MTV in the mainstream conversation.
7 Thriller became not The Only Hit Album In Jackson's Catalog: Five solo studio album Michael Jackson count among the highest selling record of all time. Thriller predecessor, the "Off the Wall," which was released in 1979, has sold 20 million worldwide, which pales considerably next to "Thriller," sitting on 110 million sold. The album "Bad," "Dangerous" and "History" also sold well in the millions as well.
8 Michael Jackson Is The Most-awarded Artist of All Time: 23 Guinness World Records, 40 Billboard Awards, 13 Grammys and 26 American Music Awards, Michael Jackson has won more awards than any other musical artist . Jackson also received awards for his Congressional Humanitarian outreach efforts.
9 Michael Jackson Inspired Artist Out Of His Genre: Usher, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber and owe a great credit to Michael Jackson and all called him an influence. But even rockers, such as Adam Lambert, Green Day, and female superstars like Beyonce and Madonna, who all said they looked up to Jackson. Although the Brash Diddy called Jackson a "hero" of his.
10 Michael Jackson's Death Moving MTV Programming recognition: At the time after his death, media giant MTV - which are largely moved from its original music video-only programming - went back to its roots and time aired during the Michael Jackson video and footage. Even take the in-house team of news time away from the usual talking celeb fare and focus only on the career of Jackson. Some other stars like the ordered response.